It's one thing to clean out your home and declutter. It's quite another to keep the clutter out and stay organized, however. That takes planning and effort.
The problem for many of us that we don't change our habits and patterns of behavior that lead to clutter and disorganization.
Decluttering, Organizing, and Staying Organized
Most everyone loves the feeling of a home that is clean, uncluttered, and well organized. Having a place for everything and everything in its place is a goal many stive for.
But keeping it all that way can often be challenging.
Clutter and excess belongings have a way of piling up or coming back after being cleared out. And, even more troublesome, they have an insidious habit of expanding, growing, and even multiplying.
Americans are somewhat notorious for the sheer volume of personal belongings we tend to have and accumulate. In fact, according to some sources, we own more "stuff" than any other nation.
And all this stuff lead to a major domestic problem: clutter.
One news story from NBC put it this way,
One-quarter of Americans cop to having a “clutter problem.” Hardly surprising then, that the average home contains 300,000 items. And there’s an emotional cost to that. Research conducted for the Huffington Post showed that 84 percent of Americans worry that their homes aren’t organized (or clean) enough — and 55 percent of those folks say it’s a big cause of stress.
However, once you've conquered the clutter and succeed in getting your living spaces back in a true state of being uncluttered and organized, the next challenge is to keep it that way.
Ten Steps and Helpful Tips for Getting and Staying Organized at Home
In the broader scheme of things, as they say, the whole process can be distilled down to just three steps:
- Get rid of excess and unwanted stuff
- Store and organize the stuff you keep
- Don't add new stuff and keep everything organized
Of course, there are several steps within these steps, and there are probably dozens of hacks and best practices that can be employed to make the process go faster, smoother, and more or less permanent.
And it is with that in mind that we put together this handy graphic with ten steps for getting and staying organized at home:
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After the Dust has Settled and the Clutter is Ready to Go
Depending on how aggressively you've decided to carry out your decluttering and removal of unwanted and unneeded items, your disposal piles might be quite large or numerous. Or both.
And that's when you need to stop for a moment and do two things:
- Celebrate on a job well done by treating yourself to something special
- And then calling a professional junk removal firm like Junk King to remove the piles
Once your home is clean, clutter-free, and organized, there's no good reason to spend another minute moving that clutter, junk, and rubbish on more time. When you call Junk King to come and remove it for you, we'll do all the heavy lifting and loading. All you need do is point.
And once the piles and stacks of unwanted junk are gone you can go back to pursuing a truly organized and uncluttered home life. Along with the lack of clutter will come a diminishing in the overall stress level, as well.
In fact, according to one source,
If you're looking for an easy way to reduce stress, decluttering your environment may be a good place to start. Getting rid of excess stuff can benefit your mental health by making you feel calmer, happier, and more in control. A tidier space can make for a more relaxed mind.
Junk King Can Take Care of Your Decluttering Junk Removal
Junk King will always with our fast, affordable, and eco-friendly residential junk removal service for homeowners and renters. The best part about turning to Junk King is that you don’t have to figure out how to get rid of your excess junk or extra-large trash piles after your major decluttering and cleaning project.
And, depending on where you live, if you'd prefer to load your junk yourself while you clean, you can rent one of our user-friendly MINI Dumpsters. This convenient option allows you to load your junk and debris over the span of two or three days, and sit back and relax while a Junk King team comes to remove it all for you.
On the other hand, our full-service teams specialize in residential and commercial trash and junk removal and we can be at your home or workplace in mere minutes.
Our friendly and expert crews are fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your debris and other unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion, so call us today!
So, ready to get rid of your household junk after decluttering? It's as easy as 1,2,3.
And one of the best things about using Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material that we pick-up as possible. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly junk removal service.
If you have questions about what we can do for you, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).